7 Bitesize Facts for Small Pets

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7 Bitesize Facts for Small Pets

7 Bitesize Facts for Small Pets You May Not Already Know

 

Your little furry friend may seem to be a cute and simple creature, but they are actually quite complex and have some impressive characterisitcs! 

Read on to learn some fun facts about 6 different small pets.

 

1. Often dogs will nudge at you if it wants to play. Well, rabbits do the same thing! If a rabbit wants you to chase it playfully, it may communicate with you through a nudge your ankles or shake its head.

 

2. One human year is equivalent to 25 hamster years. This means a hamster ages a year every 15 days!

 

3. Mice are known for being fast, but did you know they are good jumpers too? A mouse can jump up to 18 inches.

 

4. If you observe gerbils together, you may see them rubbing noses when they first meet. They are actually licking one another’s mouths because the taste of their siliva is how they recognise each other!

 

5. Rats have scent glands on the bottom of their feet. These scent glands mark territories and help them retrace their footsteps.

 

6. Guinea pigs can make 13 different sounds, which is how they communicate with one another.

 

7. Chinchillas have fur that is approximately thirty times softer than human hair – the softest fur in the world.

 

 

 

 

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